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Why You Should Never Buy a Used Mattress

When you’re trying to stick to a budget, it’s understandable that you would look around for slightly used furniture on the internet or visit the local thrift store when looking to update your closet. Although these are great alternatives to newly purchased items, it’s something you should stay away from when looking for a new mattress. Just because secondhand ownership works for something like cars or dressers, doesn’t mean it works for everything.

Let’s dive into why buying a mattress new is the way to go:


  1. You’re missing out on quality

Assessing the state of a mattress is not always a sure thing. Just because it looks new and was only used for a couple of years, doesn’t mean that quality of the mattress including the foam, springs, and other materials, are up to standard. Time takes a serious toll on these parts. Plus, the grooves left by the previous owner may end up causing you soreness and aches throughout the day without you even realizing why.

Typically, mattresses have a natural lifespan of seven to ten years when kept in good condition. So, if you buy one that’s a few years old, that only means you have to buy a new mattress in say another five years. You are better off spending a bit more on a new mattress, customized to your lifestyle and physical ailments, that will stand the test of time.


  1. You’re left without a warranty

Most new mattress today come with a warranty, which certainly isn’t the case if you buy one used. This can turn into a serious issue because the chances of the used mattress having a defect is quite higher than buying one brand new. It also eases the mind and helps you sleep at night knowing you have a warranty should an issue arise.


  1. You don’t know where it’s been

We may consider this the most obvious reason not to buy a used mattress. You have no idea where it’s been, who’s slept on it, what has been spilled on it, if it’s been damaged, or if there’s ever been a bug infestation. All of the body oils, dust mites, spills, and various other substances or creatures increase the rate of deterioration throughout the years, also bringing us back to our first point. Why sleep in someone else’s mess when you can buy new?


  1. You are living in the past

Just as most of your household appliances and everyday products, mattress technology is constantly evolving. Mattress manufacturers are continuously looking for ways to improve the quality of your sleep, comfort, and physical health. Buying a mattress new allows you to stay up to date with any advancements, rather than sleeping in the past.


If you are in need of a new mattress and that perfect night’s sleep, stop by Shovlin Mattress Factory located in Fanwood, NJ. Our knowledgeable sales team will help you select the right mattress for your lifestyle and budget. All mattresses are made in-house and with the highest quality materials.

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